I have just stumbled upon a fantastic article... Or should I say fantastical? Cannabis discovered in tobacco pipes found in William Shakespeare's garden! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/william-shakespeare/11792533/Cannabis-discovered-in-tobacco-pipes-found-in-William-Shakespeares-garden.html The article claims that Shakespeare might have written some of his famous works while high because South African scientists have discovered that 400-year-old tobacco pipes excavated from the garden of William … Continue reading Shakespeare: Man, Playwright, Junkie?
Slowly beginning work on my dissertation on racial violence and I found this article from 1834, Boston, Massachusetts. I think it really is fascinating but I can't use it because of its location, so I thought I'd share it with you guys. It is from an online archive called Accessible Archives and is followed by … Continue reading And yet the people of the free states have no guilt in slavery!
Transcript "The way stateless Jews and Germans are pouring in from every port of this country is becoming an outrage. I intend to enforce the law to the fullest." In these words, Mr Herbert Metcalde, the Old Street Magistrate yesterday referred to the number of aliens entering this country through the 'back door' -- a … Continue reading Current Reports of Calais Migrant Crisis Echo 1938 Daily Mail Article
An interesting article I stumbled upon today, here's a good chunk (follow the link for the rest): An edition of the Magna Carta which could be worth up to £10m has been found after it lay forgotten in a council’s archives. The discovery of the version of the historical parchment which established the principle of … Continue reading £10m Magna Carta found in council archives
A more serious, if quickly put together, article for my comments on some of today's big issues. My heart goes out to the families involved in any stories like the ones being repeated continually in the United States in recent times. The shootings of teenager Michael Brown in August and child Tamir Rice in the … Continue reading ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’: Comments on the Historical Implications of the Recent Deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Others